Success Stories

Each year, hundreds of U.S. suppliers participate in Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast’s programs.  As a result, companies are successful at generating new export sales, establishing new distributorships, expanding their production facilities, and hiring additional employees.  Read these success stories to learn more.

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First-Time Export Sale to Canada for DeIorio Foods Inc.

by Food Export | Aug 27, 2018
In 2017, DeIorio Foods Inc, located in Utica, New York, in the 22nd Congressional District, attended the Restaurants Canada Show by utilizing Market Access Program (MAP) funds from the Food Export Branded Program. Utilizing the 50% cost reimbursement program helped them defer costs of exhibiting at the show.

According to DeIorio Food’s Vice-President of Business Development Robert Horth, the show helped DeIorio Foods secure 15 new buyer contacts, earn $15,000 in new export sales, and forecast $40,000 more in projected export sales over the next twelve months. This result is particularly promising, Bob stated, as this is the first-time the company is generating export sales to the market.

Started nearly a century ago, DeIorio Foods Inc. is a producer of bakery products, carrying a full offering of dough balls; dough flats, shells self-rise; breads and sub rolls; breadsticks; and other gluten free and certified organic products. DeIorio’s works with retail, private label and food service industries. They have participated in Food Export programs since 2017 utilizing the Branded Program, the Online Product Catalog, and the Food Export Helpline™.

Food Export uses funding from the Market Access Program (MAP) to help America’s small businesses increase their exports of food and agricultural products. As these exports increase, these small businesses are creating jobs and improving the strength and stability of our agricultural economy. Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast are non-profit organizations that work in collaboration with their member state departments of agriculture and the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. They offer a wide range of programs and services that help boost America’s agricultural exports.

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